42 Cliff Ederaine
42 Cliff Ederaine
Height: 6-7
Weight: 205
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Moreno Valley, Calif.
High School: Canyon Springs '08
Previous College: College of the Sequoias
Position: F
Experience: 1L

Hayford on Ederaine: Cliff will have a terrific senior year. He is a tenacious rebounder and can take other big guys off the dribble. He’s a good off-the-ball defender and has strength that is better than his weight. He has proven he can play the power forward or center position in this league, and we have big expectations for Cliff as a senior.”

2010-11: Was selected to the Big Sky Conference All-Academic team. In Big Sky Conference statistics, Ederaine ranked third in rebounds (7.4) fourth in offensive rebounds (2.8) and fifth in blocked shots (1.2). In statistics from league games only, he ranked seventh in rebounds (6.8) and was fifth in offensive rebounds (2.6). Ederaine had 34 blocked shots to rank tied for fourth in school history. He helped Eastern finish with 120 for the season, closing the year only 10 away from the school record of 130 set in 2006. A trio of Eastern players recorded three of the top 11 single season performances in school history including Tremayne Johnson (35, third), Ederaine and Laron Griffin (28, tied for 11th). For the season, Ederaine scored in double figures 10 times, including a career-high 22 points with eight rebounds against Sacramento State (12/29/10). He had one double-double with 12 points and 17 rebounds against New Hope (12/4/10), as his rebounding performance equaled the fifth-best recorded performance in school history. He led Eastern in scoring once and rebounding on 13 occasions, and averaged 8.5 points, 7.4 rebounds and 1.1 blocked shots per game on the season. He was the only Eagle to have started all 23 games in the 2010-11 season until that streak ended against Weber State (2/12/11), but he started 29 of 30 for the season. In a 59-55 overtime win over Montana (2/26/11), Ederaine had 14 points and six rebounds, and in a 75-59 win over Weber State (3/2/11), he finished with 16 points and with six rebounds. “Big Cliff” was also impressive in an 83-70 Big Sky victory over Idaho State (1/29/11). He had 13 points and six rebounds, and made a 3-pointer in the second half as the shot clock expired on his first attempt of the year. A 37.6 percent free throw shooter entering the game, he also made both of his free throws.

Junior College: Played two seasons at the College of the Sequoias. He earned first-team all-conference honors and was his league’s most valuable defensive player as sophomore. He helped COS finish 23-7 after falling to Yuba in the first round of the Northern California junior college basketball playoffs. He was coached at COS by Rusty Smith, who played at Montana State and was an Eastern assistant coach in the early 1990’s under head coach John Wade.

High School: Graduated from Canyon Springs High School in 2008. As a senior, he earned All-Inland Valley League honors and was his team’s MVP. He averaged 11.3 points, 10.8 rebounds, 4.6 blocked shots, 1.6 assists and 1.1 steals per game in helping the Cougars finish 17-11 overall and 5-3 in league play. He had 10 double-doubles, four times he had at least 17 rebounds and four times he had seven or more blocks. He had season highs with 21 points and nine blocked shots in one game in which he also had 11 boards. He had a season-high of 18 rebounds in one game, and in another game he finished with 17 boards and 16 points. He scored in double figures 14 times and in rebounding on 15 occasions. As a junior, he helped Canyon Springs finish with a 14-12 overall record and 6-2 league mark. He also earned all-league honors in track and field at Canyon Springs.

Personal: Born June 5, 1990, in Nigeria. Communications major. Parents are Alfred and Patience Ederaine. Last name is pronounced “Ed-er-rain.”

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